The City Harmonic is a Canadian Christian rock band that was formed in 2009. The band consists of lead vocalist and keyboardist Elias Dummer, guitarist and vocalist Aaron Powell, bassist Eric Fusilier, and drummer and vocalist Josh Vanderlaan. They are known for their powerful and anthemic worship songs that blend rock and pop elements with heartfelt lyrics.
The City Harmonic was formed in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and released their debut EP, Introducing The City Harmonic, in 2010. The EP received positive reviews and helped establish the band's sound and style. It featured the popular songs "Manifesto" and "I Have a Dream (It Feels Like Home)," which became fan favorites and set the stage for their future success.
In 2011, The City Harmonic released their first full-length album, I Have a Dream (It Feels Like Home). The album was well-received by both critics and fans and peaked at number 42 on the Billboard Christian Albums chart. The album showcased the band's ability to create catchy and uplifting worship songs, such as the title track "I Have a Dream (It Feels Like Home)" and "Mountaintop."
Following the success of their debut album, The City Harmonic released their second full-length album, Heart, in 2013. The album featured the hit single "Holy (Wedding Day)" which reached number 2 on the Billboard Christian Songs chart. Heart was praised for its passionate and sincere worship songs that resonated with listeners. The album peaked at number 31 on the Billboard Christian Albums chart.
In 2015, The City Harmonic released their third and final album, We Are. The album showcased the band's growth and maturity in their songwriting and musicality. It featured the singles "We Are One" and "Maranatha (Come Again)," which continued the band's tradition of creating powerful and anthemic worship songs. We Are peaked at number 21 on the Billboard Christian Albums chart.
Throughout their career, The City Harmonic has been recognized for their music and impact in the Christian music industry. They have received numerous awards and nominations, including the Juno Award for Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year in 2013 for their album I Have a Dream (It Feels Like Home). The band's music has also been featured in popular worship compilations, such as the WOW Hits series.
In addition to their studio albums, The City Harmonic has also released several live recordings and EPs. These include Live, recorded at the historic Abbey Road Studios in London, and Benediction Live, which features live versions of their popular songs.
The City Harmonic has also had the opportunity to perform at various events and festivals around the world. They have been featured performers at events like the Kingdom Bound Festival, where they shared the stage with other popular Christian artists. Their energetic and engaging live performances have garnered them a dedicated fan base and have allowed them to connect with audiences on a deeper level.
Despite their success, The City Harmonic announced in 2016 that they would be going on an indefinite hiatus. They expressed their gratitude to their fans for their support and explained that they felt it was the right time to step back and pursue other opportunities.
Although their time as a band may have come to an end, The City Harmonic's music continues to impact and inspire listeners. Their powerful worship songs and heartfelt lyrics have touched the hearts of many, and they have left a lasting legacy in the Christian music industry. As fans, we can look back on their discography and remember the moments of worship and connection that their music provided.